CYS Youth Sports, through athletic activities, attempts to instill in youth, Christian attitudes and characteristics that will make them better adjusted youth today and adults in the years ahead. Bringing youth together from different schools and social backgrounds in an atmosphere that fosters friendship with opponents and teaches principles of sportsmanship is an important aspect of the program. The following guidelines reinforce that the behavior of anyone involved in the CYS Youth Sports should not detract from the youth’s enjoyment of the sport.
This is the purpose of Our Lady of the Rosary Youth Sports.
CYS CODE OF CONDUCT
FIFA RULES APPLY IF NOT MODIFIED WITHIN
Encourage athletes in a positive manner; use the appropriate language to support an athlete’s efforts.Set an example of good conduct; maintain a wholesome and friendly rivalry between teams.
Give all athletes sufficient playing time.
Treat all with respect and dignity. Do not shout or make derogatory comments to athletes,
coaches, parents, spectators or the officials. Referees, officials and the Sports Director have the right to warn and, if necessary, remove a coach who consistently and/or repeatedly violates these standards.
Do not humiliate an opponent by severely outscoring a team.
Be humble in winning and gracious in defeat.A friendly handshake or positive comment to the opposing coach will be exchanged after a sport event regardless of the outcome.
Treat opponents with respect and dignity.Give only constructive criticism and positive encouragement to teammates.Do not swear or argue about an official’s decision. Only designated athletes, such as a team captain, should question an official. Captains must be identified by a visual aid, preferably a captain’s band.Play by the rules; play fair.Behave with honesty, straightforwardness and a dignified attitude when others do not play fairly.All teams at the conclusion of the sport event will exchange a handshake or cheer.
SCOREKEEPERS/TIMEKEEPERS/OTHER EVENT VOLUNTEERS
Scorekeepers, timekeepers and other event volunteers should conduct themselves in an impartial manner throughout the sport event. They should not be coaching the participants, yelling at the participants and/or officials, etc. They are encouraged to show appreciation for an exceptional play during the event.
Remain seated in the appropriate area during the sport event.Make only positive comments to athletes, coaches, parents and officials. There is no place in CYS Youth Sports for booing and criticizing judgments made by the officials.Parents should not interfere with their athlete’s coach. They must be willing to give responsibility for their athlete to the coach during practices and sport events.Parents/spectators should not direct any comments or concerns to the game officials at any time. These should be directed through the coaches, who shall direct those comments to the CYS athletic director.Imitation is the greatest forms of flattery; our youth will replicate the actions of the parents attitude towards sport, game or opposing player. Please stay positive and refrain from negativity.
Each coach is responsible for the conduct of the team members, parents and spectators. Any coach, athlete, parent or spectator may be cited for unsportsmanlike conduct by a sport event official, CYS sports director or CYS representative including staff, commission, board members, gym or site monitors. At the time of the alleged infraction, the above named are empowered to remove the alleged offender from the facility. If the alleged offender(s) refuse to leave the facility, the sport event will be forfeited in the favor of the CYS team not involved in the infraction.
|Players||5 V 5*||4 V 4*||4 V 4*||4 V 4*||4 V 4*|
|Game Length||Two, 20-minute halves||Two, 20-minute halves||Two, 20-minute halves||Two, 20-minute halves||Two, 25-minute halves|
|Substitution Increments||Mandatory substitution every 5 minutes||Mandatory substitution every 5 minutes||Mandatory substitution every 5 minutes||Mandatory substitution every 5 minutes||Mandatory substitution every 5 minutes|
|Goal Box Rule?||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|Field Size||30’ X 20’||30’ X 20’||40’ X 30’||40’ X 30’||40’ X 30’|
|Regular Season OT?||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Age of Officials||10+||10+||10+||13+||15+|